GCHQ accused of monitoring privileged emails between lawyers and clients – The Guardian

“GCHQ is probably intercepting legally privileged communications between lawyers and their clients, according to a detailed claim filed on behalf of eight Libyans involved in politically sensitive compensation battles with the UK.”

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The Guardian, 13th October 2013

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Abdel Hakim Belhaj torture case may be heard in secret court – The Guardian

“One of the first cases to be heard by the government’s new generation of secret courts may be a claim brought by a Libyan dissident who was kidnapped along with his pregnant wife and flown to one of Muammar Gaddafi’s prisons.”

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The Guardian, 21st May 2013

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Rendition report still unpublished nine months after completion – The Guardian

Posted April 5th, 2013 in inquiries, news, rendition, reports by sally

“An official report into Britain’s involvement in rendition and torture since the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the US has yet to be published more than nine months after it was completed and delivered to David Cameron.”

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The Guardian, 4th April 2013

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Campaigners unite against secret courts – The Guardian

“An alliance of more than 100 human rights groups, legal experts and free press campaigners has called on MPs to vote against government plans for ‘secret courts’ – branding them “a charter for cover-ups” that will seriously undermine the principles of British justice.”

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2013

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Libyan politician offers to settle UK lawsuit for £3 and an apology – The Guardian

“A Libyan politician who is suing the former foreign secretary Jack Straw and the British government for damages after being kidnapped and taken to one of Gaddafi’s jails has offered to settle the case for just £3, providing he also receives an unreserved apology.”

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The Guardian, 4th March 2013

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UK pays £2.2m to settle Libyan rendition claim – BBC News

Posted December 14th, 2012 in closed material, compensation, Libya, news, rendition, torture by tracey

“The UK government has agreed to pay £2.2m ($3.5m) to a Libyan dissident and his
family who say MI6 was involved in their illegal rendition.”

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BBC News, 13th December 2012

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Foreign Secretary v Rahmatullah: Reprieve’s dodgy press release – Head of Legal

Posted November 7th, 2012 in Afghanistan, habeas corpus, human rights, news, rendition, Supreme Court by sally

“Last Wednesday the Supreme Court gave judgment in this case in which Yunus Rahmatullah, who’s being held by American forces in Afghanistan, applied for habeas corpus against the British government.”

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Head of Legal, 6th November 2012

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Rahmatullah v Secretary of State for Defence and another (JUSTICE intervening) – WLR Daily

Rahmatullah v Secretary of State for Defence and another (JUSTICE intervening) [2012] UKSC 48; [2012] WLR (D) 301

“Where, on an application for a writ of habeas corpus, the court was uncertain whether the respondents had sufficient control of the applicant to be able to produce him, it could properly issue the writ so that on the return that question could be determined with fuller knowledge.”

WLR Daily, 31st October 2012

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Supreme Court upholds US detention of Yunus Rahmatullah – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 1st, 2012 in appeals, detention, habeas corpus, news, rendition, Supreme Court, terrorism, treaties by sally

“The Supreme Court has ruled that the law of habeas corpus should not be used to order the US to return a Pakistani national held in US custody to the UK.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 31st October 2012

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Yunus Rahmatullah: the US and UK caught committing a crime together – The Guardian

“A UK supreme court ruling on the unlawful detention of Yunus Rahmatullah exposes the complicity of Britain with the US.”

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The Guardian, 31st October 2012

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Extraordinary rendition, forced labour, and evidence obtained by torture – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 18th, 2012 in evidence, forced labour, human rights, news, rendition, torture by sally

“There are three cases, among the many decided by the Court in the past few weeks, which I would like to highlight. They deal with testimony potentially obtained through torture, forced labour and extraordinary rendition respectively.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 16th October 2012

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Britain must secure release of Bagram detainee, supreme court told – The Guardian

Posted July 4th, 2012 in habeas corpus, news, prisoners of war, rendition, Supreme Court by sally

“Britain must secure the release of a Pakistani man captured by UK special forces and held by the US in Afghanistan’s notorious Bagram jail without trial for more than eight years, his lawyers told the supreme court this week.”

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The Guardian, 3rd July 2012

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Court refuses to compel evidence on unlawful rendition in foreign proceedings – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 29th, 2012 in evidence, foreign jurisdictions, news, rendition, torture by tracey

“Omar & Ors, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs [2012] EWHC 1737 (Admin) (26 June 2012) . The Divisional Court has ruled that common law principles cannot be used to obtain evidence from the Foreign Secretary for use in a foreign court.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 28th June 2012

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Libyan dissidents launch action against UK government over rendition – The Guardian

Posted June 28th, 2012 in Libya, news, rendition, terrorism by sally

“Lawyers representing two Libyan dissidents who were abducted and flown to Tripoli to be detained in one of Muammar Gaddafi’s prisons have issued proceedings in the high court in London against the British government, the former foreign secretary Jack Straw and Sir Mark Allen, the former head of counter-terrorism at MI6.”

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The Guardian, 28th June 2012

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Jack Straw could face legal action over rendition claims within a month – Daily Telegraph

“Lawyers for two Libyan dissidents and their families are preparing to issue legal proceedings against Jack Straw and a former spy, it was reported.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd May 2012

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Jack Straw faces legal action over Libya rendition claims – The Guardian

Posted April 18th, 2012 in damages, intelligence services, Libya, news, rendition, torture by sally

“A former Libyan dissident who was abducted and flown to one of Muammar Gaddafi’s prisons in a so-called rendition operation mounted with the help of MI6 has started legal proceedings against Jack Straw, who was British foreign secretary at the time.”

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The Guardian, 18th April 2012

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Special report: Rendition ordeal that raises new questions about secret trials – The Guardian

Posted April 10th, 2012 in intelligence services, Libya, news, rendition by sally

“In 2004, Fatima Bouchar and her husband, Abdel Hakim Belhaj, were detained en route to the UK, and rendered to Libya. This is the story of their imprisonment, and the trail of evidence that reveals the involvement of the British government.”

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The Guardian, 8th April 2012

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Government pay-out for man handed over to Libyan torturers – The Independent

Posted April 10th, 2012 in compensation, intelligence services, Libya, news, rendition, torture by sally

“Ministers are preparing to pay substantial compensation to a senior military commander in the new Libyan government who was abducted and sent to Libya at the request of Colonel Gaddafi eight years ago.”

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The Independent, 10th April 2012

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UK investigations into torture and rendition – a guide – The Guardian

Posted February 14th, 2012 in inquiries, news, rendition, torture by sally

“A series of investigations have sought to get to the bottom of claims that British officials were implicated in abuse of detainees.”

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The Guardian, 13th February 2012

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Libyan dissidents sue MI6 officer over abduction and torture claims – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2012 in intelligence services, misfeasance in public office, news, rendition, torture by sally

“Two prominent Libyan dissidents are suing a former senior MI6 officer in a move which could expose the role of ministers in the men’s abduction to Tripoli, where they say they were tortured by Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s secret police.”

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The Guardian, 31st January 2012

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